45,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster (WWU). Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

The Chair of Prof Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Research Associate
in Digital/Industrial/Experimental Economics
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 75%)

for the externally funded project “Defining what the relevant market is: A new method for (digital) antitrust” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the earliest possible date. The project is a collaboration between the University of Münster and the University of Düsseldorf and the position will be based at the University of Münster campus. We are offering a fixed-term part-time position (75 % FTE) for 3 years (corresponding to the project’s duration) without any teaching obligations. An upgrade to a 100% position is possible.


Your tasks:
The position provides the opportunity to focus strongly on research in a very active environment. The position will focus on the development of a new method for defining digital markets and the applicant will be involved in all stages of research. The tasks include:

  • developing, implementing and evaluating theory-based experiments
  • writing and publishing papers
  • presentation of the research at international conferences and workshops (funding available)
  • collaboration with partners in the project


Our expectations:

  •  A graduate degree in economics, business or mathematics (a master’s degree or equivalent) is required.
  •  Solid knowledge of either experimental economics or industrial organization is required.
  •  A solid theoretical background is advantageous but not required.
  •  Good language skills either in English or in German are required.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.


The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.


Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 16 May 2022. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a transcript of records (listing all subjects taken and their grades), and, if available, contact details for one to two referees. Applications should be sent to:


Please send your application in PDF format. Other file formats cannot be considered.